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‘Don’t Pitch Reporters via Social Media’

Posted Oct. 9th 2014

“Don’t pitch reporters via social media”— that was the subhead in a press release about a recent survey of journalists conducted by a news release distribution wire service. The release pointed out that while most journalists do rely on social media for research, news creation and sharing of their news, 83 percent of reporters surveyed […]

Think Outside the Automotive Journalist

Posted Sep. 24th 2014

(Post by Leslie Dagg, Account Supervisor) With Detroit being the epicenter of the automotive business in North America, if not the world,and with so many of our clients involved in the automotive industry, it’s natural that much of the media relations outreach we do on their behalf is with automotive journalists. As any good B2B […]

Most Auto Supplier Social Media Posts Lack Visuals

Posted Sep. 5th 2014

Everyone reads pictures. And it’s no secret that good visuals boost social media engagement. Yet based on our Social Media and Automotive Supplier Habits (SMaASH) study of the top 25 North American auto suppliers, most auto suppliers’ posts are missing a crucial component: a visual. How much do visuals help? Here are some statistics: LinkedIn posts […]

Prepping for the Trickiest Auto Journalists’ Questions

Posted Aug. 6th 2014

(Post by Adriana Van Duyn, APR, Account Supervisor) In coordinating many interviews with the automotive trade media on behalf of our clients over the years, we’ve learned a few things about what reporters want. We also know that securing the interview is just the first step in the media relations process. The real key to […]

More Bang for Your Trade Show Dollars

Posted Mar. 24th 2014

(Guest post by Kayla Brown, Intern) When it comes time for your company to take part in a trade show or an event just showing up isn’t enough and it won’t guarantee the media coverage you are looking for. So this time around shake it up and try something new. Trade shows offer prime opportunities […]

Making Personal Connections on a Professional Level Can Lead to PR Success

Posted Mar. 17th 2014

(Post by Jessica Killenberg Muzik, APR, Vice President – Account Services) Not that long ago, I had the opportunity to pitch “key” national and regional media in other parts of the U.S. for a client, which can be a challenge when you don’t already have solid, established relationships with target reporters in areas such as […]

Bringing Credibility to Your Content Marketing

Posted Mar. 12th 2014

In the last post (http://wp.me/ppqb5-sA), we discussed how Gartner’s Three Cs of Content Marketing – Creation, Curation and Cultivation – hinged upon what we see as the fourth, and most important, C – Credibility. Ultimately, if your content is not credible, it could end up ineffective … and your effort wasted. But how do you […]

Never Lose Your Keys: Tips for Developing Strong Key Messages

Posted Feb. 18th 2014

(Guest post by Kayla Brown, Intern) Good communicators don’t just wing it! When you have a concise, powerful idea of what you want to say about your company or product, your audiences are more likely to be engaged, more likely to understand you and more likely to remember you. In order for that to happen […]

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How PR Can Turn Data into Gold

Posted Dec. 27th 2013

(Guest post by Chad Van De Wiele, Intern) Many companies are unaware of the power of research as a professional communications tool and only use their findings for internal purposes. However, research can have a great effect on your public relations and communications strategies – if conducted and shared the right way. In order to […]

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